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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
09MANILA739
2009-04-07 08:08
2011-08-30 01:44
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Manila

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OO RUEHCHI RUEHCN RUEHDT RUEHHM
DE RUEHML #0739 0970808
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 070808Z APR 09
FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3769
INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS IMMEDIATE
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC IMMEDIATE
RHHMUNA/CDRUSPACOM HONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE
C O N F I D E N T I A L MANILA 000739

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/06/2019
TAGS: PARM PGOV PREL KNNP KN RP
SUBJECT: PHILIPPINES WEIGHING RESPONSE TO NORTH KOREAN MISSILE LAUNCH

REF: STATE 33031

Classified By: Political Counselor Thomas Gibbons, Reasons 1.4 (b) and
(d)

(C) Per reftel, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission on April 7
spoke with Acting Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo regarding
North Korea’s April 5 launch of a long-range Taepodong-2
missile. Having seen reftel points and the related White
House statement, Acting Secretary Manalo outlined that his
Government’s official reaction was still being considered,
but would likely echo past GRP positions on 1996 and 2006
DPRK rocket tests, over which the Philippines expressed its
concern due to the “provocative nature” and “tension-building
effects in the region.” Manalo added that as the GRP is
actively considering the language to be used in their
response, their statement would be informed in large part by
discussions taking place today at the UN Security Council.
Post will stay in touch with DFA to remain apprised of the
results of these deliberations.
KENNEY

   

 

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